Many nice people, but you have to work to connect as there's a lot of isolation.
Support from management
They're distant and usually make problems worse.
If you want to, you can. There's no support or plan for this.
Freedom to work independently
You must work independently. You can do anything you like in class because there's no supervision.
After 7 years, I never received or worked with someone who received a Thank You for going beyond the call of duty.
Oh, no. My male colleagues got reimbursed for expenses for international teaching, that women are denied. I'm taking them to court over this.
Attitude towards older colleagues
If you're over their "Age Limit" you can't teach in China.
There aren't many positions above Adjunct Professor. A few, but very few.
Overall compensation for your work
Most universities pay more. My current job does.
Office / Work Environment
Very basic offices. Classrooms are standard. You'll need to provide your own laptop.
No. Most of us worked 50-70 hours a week.
The conditions were so bad that I was embarrassed to talk about my employer when others were chatting about theirs.
You don't know if you'll have courses till a month before the next semester. All the ESL teachers were fired with out a reason why.
Teaching should be teaching if you're doing it right. There was extra pressure because the university offers few resources. They used to reimburse for books and materials, now they don't. Also they don't pay for instructors to go to conferences, even if y
Inclusive / Diverse
Their hiring seems fair. I don't know who doesn't get hired though.
Suggestions for improvement
- I would fund and encourage skill development by reimbursing teachers for conference attendance once every two years. Then I would form forums for teachers to share what they've gained from the conference sessions.I would make more positions full time so n
What I like about the company
The students are charming and positive. They're grateful for their teachers and that's significant. The same is true of many university ESL programs though.
What I dislike about the company
I don't like their ethics. They have a lot of students cheating by plagiarizing and buying papers online. The administration will let you fail them, but they may cave and change a grade if a student cries enough. They don't want to lose the revenue from t